Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

By | January 9, 2018
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community Author Robert D. Putnam
ISBN-10 0743203046
ISBN-13 9780743203043
Year 2001-08-07
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster
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Once we bowled in leagues usually after workbut no longer This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume which The Economist hailed as a prodigious achievement Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans changing behavior Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structureswhether they be PTA church or political partieshave disintegrated Until the publication of this groundbreaking work no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy healthy and safe Like defining works from the past such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society and like the works of C Wright Mills and Betty Friedan Putnams Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do

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